RE: Home pages

Lloyd Wood (
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 16:57:49 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Joe Barrera wrote:

> > People borrow images, text, and applets, so there is no reason
> > why they shouldn't borrow cgi's.

Generally, the cgi's aren't available. You're talking about using the
cgi via a publically-documented interface.

> Congratulations, you've just archived your complete disregard for copyright
> law.

He made an observation.

Borrowing of images (netscape now!) text (Mclibel mirrors) and applets
(geometry applet) is often encouraged by their creators.

Many of the search engines tell you how to copy their forms interface
to embed in your own pages; the form is really an API to the cgi.


interesting that someone at Microsoft would object to public APIs...